"A GIANT Decision"
It's draft day, and the first ten picks go like this:
Wait a second... Jadeveon Clowney is still on the board!! It's a free fall no one saw coming! Perhaps some of the first 10 teams had questions about his effort in 2013 or just valued other players more. Regardless, there he is and Tennessee is on the clock.
The phone rings in the Dallas War Room. It's Tennessee, calling with a trade offer:
Dallas will get Tennessee's 1st round pick, 11th overall (and with it, the option to pick Clowney)
Tennessee will get Dallas' 1st round pick (16th overall), 2nd round pick (47th), and why not throw in one of those 7th round picks, too (206, pending compensatory awards)
The Titans let it be known that they are not going to select Clowney. Let's say they have their heart set on Dennard for this exercise. That means, if Dallas passes on the deal, the New York Giants will likely end up with Clowney.
Time is running out. The Titans need an answer. What do you do?
TAKE THE TRADE. Clowney is a "once in a generation" talent at a primary area of need. The consensus best player in the draft falling this far is the stuff that dreams are made of. When an opportunity like this comes knocking, you do not shut the door! You've already missed out on Aaron Donald, do you really want to see the Giants get Clowney too? Not to mention having to face him 2x a year for the next decade?
TURN IT DOWN. Clowney's got red flags -- effort, maturity, motivations. This is a deep draft, you want more picks, not less. You shouldn't draft to stop other teams from getting a player... worry about your own team. Didn't we learn from the Claiborne trade -- 2nd round picks are too valuable!